Firms in the News: April 29th

Wipfli LLP Adds New Sustainability Services

Milwaukee-based Wipfli LLP (FY13 net revenue of $165.2 million) recently announced that it has expanded its sustainability services to include a variety of assessments.

“We’re excited to offer our clients a competitive advantage through sustainability,” says Bob Cedergren, sustainability practice leader of Wipfli LLP. “Each of these new assessments brings opportunities to evaluate current sustainability initiatives, increase employee and stakeholder participation and satisfaction, or improve compliance issues.”

The new assessment services include:

  • Compass Assessment – This assessment evaluates goals, policies and management practices in 35 areas of an organization’s sustainability efforts. It also analyzes how effectively they are integrated in operations and how well they are reported relative to absolute or ideal sustainability standards.
  • S-CORE Assessment – This rapid assessment tool measures the degree to which an organization has embedded sustainability into its day-to-day operations. It illustrates what the path to sustainability looks like over the long term.
  • Performance Improvement Assessment – This assessment evaluates processes such as leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management. Employees can provide valuable feedback to identify opportunities, areas for growth and deployment gaps.
  • Facility Audits – These audits measure and monitor efficiency in energy, waste, water, and greenhouse gas production. The findings can help increase a company’s bottom line by reducing expenses and lost assets, providing accurate information for supply chain requests and transparency to increase the organization’s reputation with stakeholders.

Wipfli’s sustainability services group provides assessment and reporting, planning and advisory services.


SS&G Expands With New Cincinnati Office

Cleveland-based SS&G (FY12 net revenue of $79.1 million) is expanding with a new office in downtown Cincinnati’s central business district. All employees from SS&G’s Erlanger, Ky., office and some from the Sycamore Township, Ohio, office will move to the new location with plans to grow and add more staff. Currently under construction, the downtown SS&G office is slated to open in fall 2014.

“We wanted to establish a presence downtown to be a part of the city’s revitalization and central core. The move is also in line with SS&G’s commitment to work-life balance. We wanted to have an office at the center of where our employees live and play,” says Brian Berning, a managing director at SS&G.